A levels: ABB including two science subjects (biology, chemistry, environmental science, environmental studies, geography, geology, maths, physics or closely related subjects), excluding general studies and critical thinking; a pass is required in science practical tests, if assessed separately
GCSEs: GCSE maths, 4 (C) or above
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English language requirements
IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
For details of other English language tests and qualifications we accept, please see our entry requirements page.
If you require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education, which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK.
Students who successfully complete the presessional course to the required level can progress onto their chosen degree course without retaking IELTS or equivalent.
For country-specific information including entry requirements, contact details and representatives, see our website. If you need a visa to study, the University can provide all the information and advice you need.
At the University of Nottingham we have a valuable community of mature students and we appreciate their contribution to the wider student population. You can find lots of useful information in our guide for mature students.
Our admission process recognises that applicants have a wealth of different experiences and may have followed various educational pathways. Please view the alternative qualifications page for details.
Flexible admissions policy
In recognition of our applicants’ varied experience and educational pathways, the University of Nottingham employs a flexible admissions policy
. We may make some applicants an offer lower than advertised, depending on their personal and educational circumstances. Please see the University’s admissions policies and procedures
for more information.
Notes for applicants
We are looking for students who have the ability and motivation to benefit from our courses, and who will make a valued contribution to the school and the University. Candidates are considered on the basis of their UCAS application.
All applications are considered equally on merit; students are usually selected on the basis of academic excellence and personal qualities. We do not rely on predicted grades alone but take into account the broader context of your achievements, primarily as reflected by your engagement with geography beyond studying it as an academic subject - as evidenced in your personal statement and reference.
Applicants are not routinely interviewed. If you are offered a place with the School of Geography, you will be invited to attend an offer-holder event. The aim of this event is for you to ensure that Nottingham meets your needs and aspirations. You will be able to meet members of the teaching staff and, very importantly, some current undergraduates.